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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
Roof with solar panels

New & Notable

  • Ida Weiss behind the wheel in a Chevy Volt. Tufts engineering students are in the driver’s seat in a study on how exhaust generated by jet traffic at Logan Airport may be impacting the air local people breathe

    Tufts engineering students are in the driver’s seat in a study of how exhaust generated by jet traffic at Logan Airport may be impacting the air local people breathe

Spotlights

  • ENVS Lunch and Learn

    Every week during the academic year, the Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lectures features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics.

  • Student giving a poster presentation

    A graduate-level program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding water issues worldwide. Provides students with the perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems.

  • Green onions and other vegetable greens

    A graduate-level program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy that fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies and public policy.

  • Garden photo with sign for Cummings Community Garden

    Students from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine started a community garden which supplies produce to the Travis Fund Farmers’ market. The Travis Fund provides financial support to found animals and owners who need assistance with the cost of unanticipated veterinary care.

  • Mountain Landscape

    An international research organization and Tufts affiliate dedicated to sustainable development.

  • Student in Dining Center

    By purchasing local, organic, and Fair Trade products, Tufts Dining contributes to a more sustainable campus while increasing awareness of food systems among staff and students.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability